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AREVA TN Universal Transport Package Licensed by NRC for High Burnup Used Nuclear Fuel

Press Release

May 06, 2014

Learn more about AREVA TN's nuclear transport options

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 2014 – AREVA TN has received a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license for the NUHOMS® MP197HB Transport Package. The MP197HB is the only transport package that meets the rigorous NRC requirements to safely transport high burnup used nuclear fuel and has the highest heat-load capacity in the industry of up to 32 kilowatts.

“Our MP197HB offers utilities the flexibility to transport used fuel from one site to another, which may be needed as part of decommissioning and interim storage or long-term used fuel management,” said Mike McMahon, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas. “We are proud to have engineered this safe, innovative transport solution to provide the U.S. nuclear power industry with options to manage used nuclear fuel and to meet future challenges.”

The MP197HB is also the first universal transport package that is licensed for nine different canister types from various suppliers currently in use at utility sites, including AREVA TN’s NUHOMS® high-performance dry shielded canisters and the AREVA TN NUHOWS Radwaste Canister. The NUHOMS® MP197HB transport package is approved for use by rail, truck or marine transport, and will be available as early as 2015.

AREVA Inc. Press Office

Denise Woernle
AREVA Inc. North America
(434) 832-3848